28 Graduates of St. Isidore 2016 Class move on to Seven Local High Schools this Fall
Twenty-eight young men and women joyously and ceremoniously moved the tassels on their mortar board hats from one side to the other, signifying their official status as new graduates and alumni of St. Isidore School following 8th grade commencement ceremonies May 26.
Fr. Jim celebrated at the evening Mass and joined Principal Cyndi Collins for the commencement ceremony. Aidan Rogers and Maddie Meyers gave a moving talk which rekindled memories from eight years at St. Isidore. The two thanked each and every teacher on behalf of their classmates, and shared a special remembrance, year by year and class by class.
They will now move on to seven different local high schools. In closing, Mrs. Collins reminded the graduates that wherever life takes them, they will always be Cyclones, and always welcome home.
The week prior to graduation, several graduates were honored for academic, athletic and extracurricular achievements.
Angel Silveyra received the prestigious Bishop Romeo R. Blanchette Scholarship, awarded annually by the Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (JDCCW) in memory of the late Bishop who served as the Joliet Diocese’ second Bishop from 1966 – 1979. Angel, nominated by our St. Isidore Parish CCW, is one of only six recipients in the Diocese to be awarded the Blanchette scholarship. Angel is also a recipient of a Kazma Family Scholarship, awarded annually by the Catholic Education Foundation of the Diocese of Joliet in conjunction with the Kazma Family Foundation, Naperville. Also receiving a Kazma Foundation award is classmate Nathan Sniegowski. Angel and Nathan will attend Montini in the fall.
Frank Marsico scored in the top 10 of all eighth grade students taking the St Francis High School Entrance Exam, and for his achievement, received the Francis Flyer Scholarship from the Wheaton-based Catholic High School.
Good Bye Mrs. Andrews Welcome Ms. White
For the first time in a long, long time, new second graders entering their classroom this fall no longer will be greeted by Mrs. Anne Andrews, (pictured) who retired last spring after 15 years in the classroom at St. Isidore School and 38 years overall teaching at Catholic schools. She will be missed.
Taking her place will be recent Bradley University graduate Sarah White, who will be starting her first teaching position.
We wish Mrs. Andrew all the very best as she leaves us, and Sarah the same as she joins the SIS team!